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Cole’s Notes From Around the League: 8/14/21-8/20/21

The latest in transaction news from across the NHL.

Anaheim Ducks

The Ducks made no moves this week.

Arizona Coyotes

The Coyotes made no moves this week.

Boston Bruins

The Bruins made no moves this week.

Buffalo Sabres

The Sabres made no moves this week.

Calgary Flames

The Flames re-signed defenceman Nikita Zadorov to a one-year contract. They re-signed defenceman Juuso Valimaki to a two-year contract.

Carolina Hurricanes

The Hurricanes signed defenceman Aleksi Heimosalmi to a three-year entry-level contract. They signed left winger Ville Koivunen to a three-year entry-level contract.

Chicago Blackhawks

The Blackhawks re-signed left winger Alexander Nylander to a one-year contract. They signed right winger MacKenzie Entwistle to a two-year contract extension.

Colorado Avalanche

The Avalanche re-signed defenceman Dennis Gilbert to a one-year contract.

Columbus Blue Jackets

The Blue Jackets signed defenceman Ole Julian Bjorgvik to a three-year entry-level contract. They signed centre Cole Sillinger to a three-year entry-level contract.

Dallas Stars

The Stars made no moves this week.

Detroit Red Wings

The Red Wings signed goaltender Sebastien Cossa to a three-year entry-level contract. They re-signed left winger Adam Erne to a two-year contract. Right winger Evgeny Svechnikov has signed a professional tryout contract with AHL Manitoba.

Edmonton Oilers

The Oilers made no moves this week.

Florida Panthers

The Panthers made no moves this week.

Los Angeles Kings

The Kings made no moves this week.

Minnesota Wild

The Wild re-signed left winger Kevin Fiala to a one-year contract. They re-signed centre Mason Shaw to a two-year contract.

Montreal Canadiens

The Canadiens made no moves this week.

Nashville Predators

The Predators re-signed goaltender Juuse Saros to a four-year contract.

New Jersey Devils

The Devils signed right winger Chase Stillman to a three-year entry-level contract.

New York Islanders

The Islanders signed centre Aatu Raty to a three-year entry-level contract.

New York Rangers

The Rangers made no moves this week.

Ottawa Senators

The Senators signed right winger Scott Sabourin to a one-year contract.

Philadelphia Flyers

The Flyers signed right winger Samu Tuomaala to a three-year entry-level contract. They signed centre Connor Bunnaman to a two-year contract.

Pittsburgh Penguins

The Penguins made no moves this week.

San Jose Sharks

The Sharks made no moves this week.

Seattle Kraken

The Kraken signed goaltender Antoine Bibeau to a one-year contract.

St. Louis Blues

The Blues made no moves this week.

Tampa Bay Lightning

The Lightning made no moves this week.

Toronto Maple Leafs

The Maple Leafs made no moves this week.

Vancouver Canucks

The Canucks re-signed centre Jason Dickinson to a three-year contract.

Vegas Golden Knights

The Golden Knights made no moves this week. Centre Mikael Hakkarainen has signed a one-year contract in Finland with the Liiga’s TPS Turku.

Washington Capitals

The Capitals made no moves this week.

Goaltender Henrik Lundqvist has retired from pro hockey. Drafted in the seventh round, 205th overall, in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft by the New York Rangers, Lundqvist has a 459-310-96 record, 0.918 Save%, 2.43 GAA, and 64 shutouts in 887 games, as well as a 61-67 record, 0.921 Save%, 2.30 GAA, and 10 shutouts in 130 playoff games, for the New York Rangers (2005/06-2019/20). Lundqvist backstopped the Rangers to the postseason in nearly all of his seasons for the Rangers, save for 2010 and each of the 2018 and 2019 seasons, also helping the Rangers qualify for the Qualifying Round in 2020. His career-bests were 39 wins, a 0.930 Save%, 1.97 GAA, all in 2012, and 11 shutouts in 2011, all with the Rangers. While he never won a Stanley Cup, he came close, with an Eastern Conference Final appearance in 2012 and a Stanley Cup Final appearance in 2014. He won the Vezina Trophy in 2012, and was named to the First and Second All-Star teams in 2012 and 2013, respectively. He played in the 2009, 2011, and 2012 All-Star Games and also won Olympic Gold and Silver in 2006 and 2014, respectively. In his last season, Lundqvist posted a 10-12-3 record, 0.905 Save%, 3.16 GAA, and one shutout in 30 games for the Rangers in 2019/20. Lundqvist was let go by the Rangers in 2020 in favour of youth, and signed with the Washington Capitals, only to be forced to sit the entire season out with a heart condition. Lundqvist, 39, is considered a lock to be a first-ballot Hall-of-Famer, and will be eligible in 2023.

Winnipeg Jets

The Jets re-signed defenceman Johnathan Kovacevic to a one-year contract. They signed defenceman Dmitry Kuzmin to a three-year entry-level contract.